New Zealand North & South Island Highlights

View of the cable car and Wellington City, New Zealand

Independent Tours

Ideal for first time visitors, in just three weeks you’ll discover the highlights of New Zealand from Auckland to Christchurch on this great value self-drive adventure. Discover geothermal wonders, art deco architecture, thundering waterfalls, sparkling lakes and wine trails as you drive through the North Island. Learn about New Zealand’s history and culture at the incredible Te Papa museum in Wellington, before crossing the Cook Strait to the South Island. Here you’ll enjoy natural wonders and breathtaking scenery every day from whale watching in Kaikoura to visiting one of the world’s most unusual glaciers, Franz Josef. Marvel at snow-capped mountains, rainforests, rivers and fiords as you continue your journey of discovery. Paced with plenty of 2 night stops in comfortable accommodation, you have total flexibility to join whatever activities you want to do each day.

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  • Award-winning holidays
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  • Incredible value



20 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand as you visit small towns and big cities along the way
  • Explore bubbling mud pools and geysers in the geothermal region of Rotorua and learn about Māori culture
  • Marvel at Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited attraction
  • Admire the architecture in Napier, one of the world’s best preserved Art Deco cities
  • Meet the makers and sample the wines in the Hawkes Bay and Marlborough regions
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife from whale watching in Kaikoura to spotting native penguins Hector’s dolphins in The Catlins
  • Be awed by spectacular scenery as you journey through national parks, glaciers, fiords, snow-capped peaks, lakes, waterfalls and forests

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions


21 days Avis Group C car rental

Inter-Island Ferry


  • 20 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Rotorua . Blenheim . Kaikoura . Franz Josef . Napier

  • International flights not included

From £1,969 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 21 days


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